This Afternoon (TV program)
This Afternoon (stylised as THIS afternoon) is a short-lived Australian news and current affairs television program that was broadcast by the Nine Network. It was produced by the network and broadcast live from 4:30pm to 5:30pm weekdays for two-and-half weeks in mid-2009.
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|Genre||News and Current Affairs|
|Presented by||Andrew Daddo|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer(s)||Kerri Elstub|
|Running time||60 minutes (including commercials)|
|Original network||Nine Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)|
|Original release||29 June –|
14 July 2009
|Preceded by||Nine Afternoon News|
|Followed by||Nine Afternoon News (second run)|
The program focused on news, sport, weather and entertainment and featured current affairs reports and interviews. The program was presented by Andrew Daddo, radio presenter and journalist Katrina Blowers and news presenter Mark Ferguson. Nine News reporters from around the country and overseas provided reports on news and entertainment.
On 15 July 2009, the Nine Network cancelled This Afternoon after 12 airings due to poor ratings. With the demise of This Afternoon, Nine reinstated Nine Afternoon News (which had been replaced by This Afternoon), followed by Antiques Roadshow at 5.00pm and Hot Seat at 5.30pm. As a result, Nine News had Mark Ferguson as national presenter until left the Nine Network on 25 September 2009 to join the Seven Network.
- Knox, David (23 June 2009). "THIS afternoon, a capital idea". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 5 September 2009.
- "Media Release: This Afternoon". Nine Network. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
- Leys, Nick (3 May 2009). "Nine's Television News Ambush". The Sunday Telegraph. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
- Knox, David (15 July 2009). "Nine axes THIS afternoon". tvtonight.com.au. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
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